12 days in Kansas City & Los Angeles Itinerary

12 days in Kansas City & Los Angeles Itinerary

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12 days in Kansas City & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Kansas City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

5
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Lawrence (in Lawrence), Korean War Veterans Memorial (in Overland Park) and Holladay Distillery (in Weston). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, and brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City planner .

Boston to Kansas City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston to Kansas City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Overland Park, Independence, Kansas City, Holladay Distillery, Evel Knievel Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Kansas City in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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